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MERIC Trendsights


MERIC Releases Long-term Industry Projections
Missouri industries are projected to grow 7.2% from 2016 to 2026. Restaurants are expected to add the most jobs, followed by Individual/Family Services and Computer Systems Design. Click on the following links to view Excel files with the State and Regional industry projections for Missouri.


Occupational Concentrations by Metro
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has identified the highest metropolitan occupational concentrations across the United States. For example, Joplin’s highest concentrated occupation group is Production workers. Click on above link to see other Missouri metros.

Archived Reports

MERIC is the research arm for the Missouri Department of Economic Development and provides information on the state’s economic, industry, workforce, and regional issues.  Explore MERIC to find out more about your economy.